The FA have confirmed on their official website that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been charged with misconduct over his language and behaviour in Saturday’s 2-1 loss to West Ham United.
According to BBC Sport, the Blues boss was sent to the stands at the interval after confronting referee Jon Moss in his room over the decision to dismiss Nemanja Matic towards the end of the first half.
Mourinho watched the remainder of the game from the the directors’ box at Upton Park, although he abandoned his station shortly after Andy Carroll’s winning goal and did not speak to the press.
The Special One’s assistant, Silvino Louro, has also been charged with misconduct, while both clubs have been charged for failing to control their players in the aftermath of Matic’s 44th-minute red card.
All parties have until 6pm this Thursday – October 29 – to reply, and Chelsea are already facing a £25,000 fine for receiving more than five bookings in their fifth Premier League defeat of the season.
Mourinho seems to have been particularly prickly this campaign – he was charged by the FA as recently as October 6 for criticising referees after going down 3-1 to Southampton, as the Daily Mail reports.
And it is little wonder. The 15th-placed Blues are in the midst of their worst start to a season in 37 years and there is speculation mounting that the Portuguese is about to pay for that form with his job.
According to the Daily Star, defeat to Liverpool on Saturday would signal the end of Mourinho’s second spell at Stamford Bridge – less than six months after he delivered the club the Premier League title.
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